Passive Observation Vs Knowledge Essay

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Passive observation is knowledge that is produced in which the individual has no impact. It occurs when the individual does not experience the event, but rather observes another individual experiencing it. It can be described as learning from someone else’s experience . This way of producing knowledge is similar to an individual reading a problem and arriving to a theory about it. With active experimentation the individual will display his or her response in an effort to receive a response that will confirm or falsify the theory. So we can conclude that passive observation and active experimentation are integrative forms of knowledge. However, other forms of producing knowledge exist as well. People use faith to shape knowledge and come…show more content…
Art is a vast area of knowledge; it is an area of study that is bursting with creativity and imagination. Paintings come to life from an artist’s imagination and the world within them. As Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” The quote conveys that imagination is independent of experience and cannot be manipulated. It is a way of knowing that is distinct from person to…show more content…
I have learnt through a lot of experiences and events that intuition is a way of producing knowledge. There have been many such incidents where I based my answers, or beliefs on my natural instinct and intuition. I relied on them to figure out problems. I remember a few years ago I was back home in Mumbai, and my cousin really wanted to go out to eat at the Taj Hotel, and generally I would never say no to going there, since it was my favourite place to eat in Mumbai. But I clearly remember that day, for some reason my intuition made me say no to her, and I rather, convinced her to stay at home. That day turned out to be the day of the unfortunate 26/11 attacks at the Taj hotel. This experience really showed me how intuition is a valid form of producing knowledge and can be used to justify theories, actions or

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